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Row on the creek - 0 views

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    Critics blast environmental review of proposed waste conversion facility along Glenn County waterway The watchdogs at Butte Environmental Council usually keep guard close to home, but occasionally they'll look beyond Chico's backyard. "Environmental issues don't stop at the county line," said Executive Director Robyn DiFalco. "We tend to look beyond our borders at least a little bit to see if our community will be affected." She believes that's the case with the proposed Glenn County Solid Waste Conversion Facility about 3 miles west of Hamilton City, which would sort and recycle up to 200 tons of material a day and convert biodegradable substances into biogas. According to the project's Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the goal is to divert and recycle up to 70 percent of the county's municipal solid waste from the landfill. And that's been a problem; the county's landfill near Artois has been pushing capacity for years and is set to close in December. What's caught BEC's attention? It's mostly a matter of location. The facility would be constructed along the northern bank of Stony Creek, which feeds into the Sacramento River and the Tuscan Aquifer, the vast underground reservoir that provides drinking water for residents in Glenn County and nearby communities-including Chico.
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Billboards go up to spread awareness of dioxin in Oroville - 0 views

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    By MARY WESTON-Staff Writer Posted: 11/05/2013 12:05:09 AM PST OROVILLE - A local citizens group and an environmental group started putting up dioxin billboards Friday to educate people about dioxin and the possible impacts in the Oroville area. The Oroville Dioxin Education Committee met on Friday with Julia Murphy of the Butte County Environmental Council.
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